Pocket NoteBook

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Introduction: Pocket NoteBook

Ok, so the Rhodia case is cool, but it's so big! How am I going to fit that in the pocket of my tight pants?
The Pocket Notebook of course!

Step 1: Materials

All you need is a piece of graph or lined paper, a 4"X6" index card, and a stapler.

Step 2: Folding

Fold your sheet of paper in half three times. Hamburger, Hamburger, Hamburger. Fold the Index card in half once. Hamburger. Your two items should now be nearly the same size, how convenient!

Step 3: Binding

Now place the folded paper open half way in the folded index card and staple up the spine. Using scissors or a knife cut the tops, bottoms, and sides of the pages apart where they are connected. You're done! Good Job! You now have a very slim pocket notebook for jotting down lists, reminders, notes, etc. If only there was space for a pen...

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Thanks so much for the Pocket Mod reference! Another place you can go to for making neat stapless books (that's what we call it - no staples, glue or tape required) using online templates is Readwritethink.org. I do bookmaking workshops every year for teachers working with kids who don't like to read or write but can be turned on by bookmaking and these ideas are so helpful!

Instead of the stapler, tear about 1/2 inch of the fold top and bottom, then tie a string around the binding. And you have space for the pen...

What? Would you please post a picture? This sounds interesting, but...I just don't get it, haha...Please? Or would you just explain in-depth?

Um, how much more 'in depth' do you need?

book fold.jpeg

Oh, I get it now. Haha, sorry.

Check out this site for another little book folded from one sheet of copy paper, and this one has templates you can choose from, cool. Best of all, it's the right price ... free, yay! http://www.pocketmod.com/

Check out this site for another neat little book. It even has templates to choose from as you make your own ... and it's FREE, yay!

I hate to say this, but I think many of us have been making these things since kindergarten (I still have some I wrote in :).